Friendswood first responders, service organizations, and local business owners are invited to play poker in the Guns ‘n Hoses Poker Challenge Charity Poker Tournament that will take place at Dave & Buster’s Baybrook Mall on Friday, Nov. 11.
Tickets are complimentary and guests will be given $5,000 in chips and be able to play alongside police members and firefighters. For first responders Dave & Busters is providing a free Surf & Turf Player’s Buffet.
The Friendswood Police Department is participating, according to the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce and everyone else is encouraged to join them.
Sponsors for the charity fundraiser are Top Gun Security Investigations, EPSI Benefits Inc., Regus, Aces and Angels Foundation, mintpoker, and Dave & Busters.
Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7:30 p.m.
For the event, a special no limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament will be run.
The Guns ‘n Hoses National Poker Challenge is a nonprofit organization that hosts a series of Texas Hold’em Tournaments in which teams of poker players, representing Police and Fire Departments from around the region compete for both the team and individual titles.
Winning teams and individuals represent their departments at the season ending Guns ‘n Hoses Regional Championships. Proceeds from each event supports the families of fallen officers and firefighters as well as helps purchase lifesaving equipment through donations to local police & fire departments.
On a national level, the Guns ‘n Hoses National Poker Challenge supports the work of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and their work to support fallen Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
There is no buy-in required to participate in any non-gambling Guns ‘n Hoses event. Eliminating the requirement of a Buy-In renders the tournament as non-gambling and therefore it is legal.
Non-gambling tournaments do not require a buy in. Anyone that wants to play for free may do so. Therefore there is no consideration. Participants never risk any money, credit, deposit or other thing of value for gain.
Chips have no cash value and there are no cash prizes at any Guns ‘n Hoses event.
Prizes at the Guns ‘n Hoses event include AR 15 rifles and handguns.
Register online at www.ghpoker.com/houston. For questions contact Michael Eakman at 713-999-1965.
Story by Karolyn Gephart